When I was a boy in elementary school I read many great books:
Nate the Great by Marjorie Sharmat
The Soup Series (esp. Soup and Me) by Robert Newton Peck
The Ed Emberley Drawing Books
I may explore those first two points later, but recently I came across an article at BoingBoing where an enterprising creator was making clocks with featuring the characters of Ed Emberley.
Ed’s books are great. They teach young people without a lot of fine motor skill to draw cute yet real characters and to populate an entire world. My favorite was his Draw A World.
Ed’s joy spreading endavor continues in modern media at his website.